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The Yankees Do Not Need Gerrit Cole, or Any Other Starter…

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There are constant rumors flying around that the Yankees are working on a possible trade with the Pirates to get Gerrit Cole. The issue is, the Yankees already have a solid 5 man rotation.

The starting rotation that the Yankees have now is the same exact starting rotation that took them within 1 game of the World Series last season, and was good enough to win it all. The reason they did not get past game 7 of the ALCS is because the offense was shut down (no thanks to Verlander). The Yankees were projected by many to not even make the playoffs last year, but the offense clicked and the pitching did the job. The starting staff took it to a new level in the post season, and I’m sure they are even hungrier after that experience.

If the Yankees were to get Cole it will most likely affect Jordan Montgomery since a 6 man rotation is probably not going to happen. Montgomery was solid for a rookie and deserves the chance to grow with this young team. For a rookie he even had a better 2017 season than Cole did. Another thing that is worrisome about Cole is that the AL East is a much tougher division that the NL Central. Then you add in the big city spotlight and it may not work out that well.

Cole – FIP = 4.08, WHIP = 1.251
Montgomery – FIP = 4.08, WHIP = 1.230

Rumors are also swirling about Yu Darvish, who does make more sense than Cole, but also not really needed. The Yankees also have some young guys in the minors that are ready to go in the majors. The 3 that look the most ready are Chance Adams, Justus Sheffield, and Albert Abreu. Then the talent playing A ball runs even deeper with guys like Acevedo, German, and Tate.

Of course I have no say, but in my eyes all they need to round everything out in pitching department is a lefty reliever. That is the only weak spot in the pen, who will once again be one of the best bullpens in the league in 2018.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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Astros Sign Robinson Chirinos to One-Year Deal

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The Houston Astros are signing free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year deal with $5.75 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Chirinos had a career year in 2017 while playing for the Texas Rangers, but had a dramatic dip in production during the 2018 season and was no brought back by the team. Chirinos isn’t considered a defensive stud behind the plate either, and will join Max Stassi in the Astros catching rotation.

 

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Angels Announce Coaching Staff

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The Los Angeles Angels have announced the coaching staff for brand new manager Brad Ausmus.

Pitching coach Doug White, hitting coach Jeremy Reed, and assistant hitting coach Shawn Wooten have already been announced as additions to Ausmus’ staff.

Long-time MLB infielder Mike Gallego will work with infielders and coach third base. Jose Molina, the former big league catcher, will work with catchers. Additionally, Jesus Feliciano will be slated to work with the outfielders and former slugger Paul Sorrento will join the hitting coaches team.

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